How To Take Pictures

We always suggest to have large, clear images from multiple angles. You want to be able to recreate the look for the customer and give the feeling that they have just picked up the product off the shelf. They should be able to see the item front on, above it, under it and from a side angle. Just think of clicking pictures in the same way you would expect to purchase a product from online shopping sites like Flipkart or Amazon, with the different angles they present. 

How to Take Picture

When you're selling items on , presentation and marketing are just as important as producing a high-quality product. Customers are bombarded with images of goods of all shapes and sizes. Since they can't try things on or test them out, it's important for you to provide a clear, accurate, and appealing Photographs of products.


Tip 1: Use a plain, Uncluttered backdrop.
Draw attention to your item by setting it up against a plain white or neutral backdrop. White poster board clipped to a stand  and bent to form a backdrop works well.

Tip 2: Turn off the flash. Use diffused lighting.

Avoid using a flash, which can cause shadows, reflections, hot spots, and grayness. Diffused lighting helps eliminate shadows and reflections.

Tip 3: Capture high-resolution photos

Use the Medium or High file size setting on your camera so buyers can enlarge and zoom in on your photo.

Tip 4: Fill the frame with the item

Center the item so that it takes up 80%–90% of the frame, allowiing buyers to see every detail.

Tip 5: Capture all angles, details, and blemishes

Capture images of the top, bottom, and sides of your item with detailed close-ups. Also, include photos that clearly show any flaws, and always share pertinent details in the Item Description area of your listing.

Tip 6: Show the scale

If the size of your item isn't clear, avoid buyer confusion by placing a coin or ruler next to the item to indicate its size.

Tip 7: Keep your photos from tinting

Typically, digital cameras have a setting called Auto White Balance (AWB) that compensates for tinting and creates a neutral or "daylight" photo. If your photos consistently turn out blue or yellow, try adjusting the white balance setting.

Tip 8: Capture detailed close-up shots

Use the "macro" mode or setting on your camera for close-ups. A tripod and shutter release are also useful as the slightest motion during the exposure will cause motion blur.

Tip 9: Avoid using props

Avoid using props if they obscure the product or prevent the item from filling the majority of the frame. Props may confuse buyers about exactly what's included in your listing.

Tip 10: Enabling the Zoom/Enlarge feature

Your listing photos will be automatically enabled with a free zoom/enlarge feature on the View Item page if they are high enough resolution. We recommend photos be between 800 - 1600 pixels on the longest side (height or width). Images less than 800 pixels on the longest side will not have this feature enabled.